OnePlus has promised its users for an early availability of Android 6.0 Marshmallow flavor to its interface. Now it seems ready to fulfill promises as it has announced the Android 6 .0 Marshmallow beta-testing for all of its handsets. The devices that were promised include the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X.
OnePlus made the announcement after regularly updating its users about developments on the official Weibo account. Though the beta-testing is going to cover users on all three devices but initially it will run only on the OnePlus 2.
Except the OnePlus One, the rest of OnePlus handsets run the native Hydrogen OS or Oxygen OS interface. Whereas OnePlus One runs on Cyanogen OS.
To try out test build of Android Marshmallow the OnePlus asks the aspirant users for their willingness to flash updates twice a week and ability to report timely feedbacks. Also it requires users to remain online for at least 30 hours a week. Users with past beta-testing experience are going to have better chances for getting the beta test builds.
Except the OnePlus One, the rest of OnePlus handsets run the native Hydrogen OS or Oxygen OS interface. Among both native user-interfaces the former comes without Google framework and runs on the devices made for Chinese market. Whereas later interface comes with Android apps and runs on the OnePlus models that are meant for sale in international markets.
Minor differences aside, both variants of the OnePlus OS’s are pretty similar from various aspects. With less extensive modifications and re-skinning both retain the stock Android feel. However, Hydrogen and Oxygen OS have their own test of customization over the Android versions.
Among the devices the OnePlus One runs on Cyanogen OS therefore it would be getting a Cyanogen Android 6.0 Marshmallow build. Also there is an official Oxygen OS ROM expected for users who prefer it. The OnePlus post on the Weibo also mentions the Marshmallow Hydrogen OS which will be available for OnePlus One and OnePlus X users.